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  • Ruth Hartnup (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    What’s In a Bird's Name? - ONLINE

    Have you ever wondered how on earth that bird got that name? Join us for a fascinating look into bird names: what they mean, where they come from, how they came about – and why significant changes might be coming soon. Lots of beautiful photos and many unexpected tales! This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Lorie Shaull (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Bird Nests: Custom-Designed and Custom-Built for the Growing Family - ONLINE

    Bird nests come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, locations and materials. Let’s look into many nests that can be found here in our state and learn something about the birds that make them. Enjoy beautiful photos of Vermont birds! This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Lisa Zins (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Cat Behavior: What is Your Cat Saying? - ONLINE

    Alana Stevenson shows you how to recognize feline body-language and signaling so you can have a better understanding of what your cat is saying to you. By knowing how to read cat body-language, behaviors that were seemingly complex become much less of a mystery. Alana will present photos and video clips of cat-cat dynamics and behavior so you can learn the various subtleties in feline communication. This is an online class. You will receive a Zoom initiation prior to the start of class.
  • greg westfall (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Dog Body-Language & Communication: What Does Your Dog Tell You?

    In this presentation, Alana Stevenson goes over how dogs communicate through body-language with each other and with people. Learn how your body-language and movement can affect dog behavior both on and off-leash. Predict conflict at dog parks and understand when and why a dog might shy away or bite. Appeasement gestures and why you should never punish a growl will be discussed. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Sheila Sund (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Positive Dog Training

    Alana Stevenson is professional dog and cat behaviorist and trainer and the author of "The Right Way the First Time" (recommended by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and "Training Your Dog the Humane Way. " She has over twenty years experience teaching dogs and working with aggression and behavioral problems. This class is for any level. Learn how to teach your dog positively! There is no need for leash corrections. Understand how to reward your dog with your voice, praise, food, and by providing positive feedback. Learn proper body-mechanics and leash-techniques so you can control your dog but still keep the leash loose -- which allows for more off-leash control! Get your dog to look at you, turn with you, walk better on leash, sit from the front and the side, stand-up, lie down and to settle, and the principles of wait and stay. This is an outdoor class, so you will be teaching your dog how to behave in public and during distractions. A 6 ft nylon leash and flat collar or body-harness required (front-connection harnesses preferred). Bring poop bags and water. The first class is for people only and will be indoors. This class is for dogs 3 months of age and over. Dogs 6 months and older must have received a rabies vaccination. Puppies must have received their second distemper vaccination to participate. Note: This is an outdoor class and the fee covers up to 2 handlers per dog. In the case of bad weather, class will be held on Thursday instead of Wednesday. This class will meet outside on the CVU grounds, except for the first class which will meet inside. Please check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.